Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dinosaur Cookies

I prepared these cookies as LittleGrouch`s birthday snack in preschool. The kids hat lots of fun naming the different dinosaurs and choosing colors. I love the vanilla flavor of these cookies. But to eat one, I had to wait for LittleGrouch to be off to bed because he considered the leftovers his personal property. That`s what I get for preparing nice treats: I basically have steal them if I want to try.

Six months ago: Apple Walnut Waffles

Ingredients (15-20 cookies):
250g unsalted butter, softened
200g sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
400g flour
100g instant vanilla pudding powder
8 tbsp milk
dinosaur (or other) cookie cutters
colored icing for decorating

Mix all ingredients together until you obtain a smooth dough. Shape into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400F. Line 3-4 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Working in batches, roll dough out to a thickness of 3-4 mm. Cut out cookie shapes and place onto prepared baking sheets. Bake each batch 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Let cool. Decorate with icing, sprinkles, etc. if desired.

(This post is linked to Tastetastic Thursday)